The Voice Australia reveals return date with new plot twists, EMI deal
The Voice Australia returns this month, with all season eight coaches reuniting for season nine.
It’s the first time in the show’s history that all four coaches from a previous season have signed on for a second, but that’s not the only history-making tidbit from Nine this week.
Delta Goodrem, Boy George, Kelly Rowland and Guy Sebastian will be joined by new hosts after Sonia Kruger’s defection to the Seven Network last November.
Darren McMullen, who hosted the first four seasons of The Voice, will be joined by Renee Bargh.
Nine have confirmed the series will debut at 7.30pm on Sunday, May 24 on Nine and 9Now, with the winner collecting a deal with EMI Music Australia and $100,000 in prize money.
After proving a favourite with viewers last year, producers have also confirmed that All-Stars is back, with previous contestants returning from past seasons for a second shot.
But they won’t be the only familiar faces on the small screen. Nine has teased an international winner of The Voice will compete alongside an Australian Idol winner this year.
Season eight winner, Diana Rouvas, with the EMI team.
A reality show also wouldn’t be complete without a good plot twist. Producers will give each coach the double-power to block competing coaches from pitching for two singers.
Although season eight delivered a fairytale ending for Diana Rouvas, the series left the global franchise without a bonafide pop star in the Australian market.
The grand final pulled 991,000 overnight metro viewers in 2019, making it the third most-watched program of the evening, just behind Seven News and Nine News.
However, almost a million viewers weren’t enough to propel Rouvas into the pop charts.
Her winner’s single ‘Wait For No One’, which went straight to DSPs after the finale, was a flop. The track failed to break the Top 500, shifting less than 800 units during release week.
As first reported by TMN, Rouvas left longtime manager Karen Lee-Goody in February and signed a new deal with Media Talent Management, helmed by Courtney and Titus Day.